Kelley Library

 234 Main Street, Salem New Hampshire 03079

Mon - Tues 9-7
Wed - Fri 9-9
Saturday 9-2
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Employment Opportunity
Library Aide II

The Kelley Library has an opening for a Library Aide II. Please read the job posting and job description for more information.

If you would like to apply, please complete a Town of Salem, NH Employment Application. Applications may be submitted at the circulation desk, or mailed to the attention of Audrey LaRoche.

Book Group

Kelley Library Book Group
Mansfield Park
by Jane Austen

Wednesday, August 31st
from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk

Song Sharing

Monthly Song Sharing Night
Friday, September 2nd
from 7 to 8:45 PM

Do you have a song in your heart? Come share it with other song lovers at the Kelley Library! Bring yourselves, your voices, your acoustic instruments, and lyrics, to the Beshara Room on the first Friday of each month at 7:00pm.

We will have copies of the Rise Up Singing songbook to help inspire us! Each person will select one song per round we will sing as a group. Learn new songs and delight in old favorites. See you then!

Book Group

Salem, NH Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group
Sky People by S. M. Stirling

Wednesday, September 7th
7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk.

Movie Night

Movie Night
Come September
Starring Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida

Friday, September 9th
6:30 to 8:45 PM

Book Group

Kelley Library Non-Fiction Book Group
All the Presiden't Men
by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Wednesday, September 14
from 7 to 8:30 PM

Copies of this book are available at the circulation desk


Community Stories

9 Libraries, 9 Weeks, 1 Mission

Salem, NH - This fall, nine southern New Hampshire libraries come together to promote community reading and to recognize the contributions of veterans, active military, and their families. The project, Community Stories: Soldiers Home and Away, is supported by New Hampshire Humanities, and will bring over 50 free events to New Hampshire between September 16 and November 12, 2016.

Atkinson, Chester, Danville, Hampstead, Hudson, Newton, Plaistow, Salem, and Sandown public libraries, along with the Timberlane Regional School District, will bring the community together via a common reading experience and special programs for adults and children, which are designed to expand awareness and understanding of topics that touch our lives.

The purpose of the Soldiers Home and Away events is to: foster understanding of the men and women returning home from deployment; address the experience of war from the perspective of civilians, veterans, and active duty personnel; and open lines of communication.

A full schedule of events and information is available at All programs are free and open to the public, though some require pre-registration. The Community Stories: Soldiers Home and Away project is made possible with support from New Hampshire Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at

Additional local support is provided by Align Credit Union, American Legion of Salem, NH - Post 63, the Greater Hampstead Civic Club, Merrimack Valley Credit Union, Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange, RMON Networks, various Friends of the Library organizations, and Zorvino Vineyards.

Upcoming Events


Wireless Printing from Laptops

We now offer patrons the ability to print in-house from a laptop. Instructions can be found here.